Veterans Day

HONOR FLIGHT – A heartfelt ‘welcome home’ after 50 years

TOM BORTNER AND HIS NEPHEW AT THE VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL IN WASHINGTON, D.C. Photo provided

For Tom Bortner of Creswell, his recent participation in the South Willamette Honor Flight to Washington D.C., ”was a true heartfelt 'Welcome Home' finally after 50 years!”
When Bortner learned two and a half years ago that Vietnam vets were being honored, he applied. Bortner was contacted for the all-expense paid trip ”out of the blue,” he said.
Bortner joined 44 other war veterans, accompanied by self-paying ”guardians” who made sure . . .

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